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Eddie Long Scandal

Eddie Long To Take Leave Of Absence

Posted 02.03.2012 | Black Voices

Just days after his wife announced plans to file for divorce, Bishop Eddie Long, the embattled pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church near Atla...

How Spiritual Leaders Get Through What They're Going Through: Lie Or Leave

Iyanla Vanzant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Iyanla Vanzant

I'm still not clear or settled about the real issue in Bishop Long's case. Is it that a trusted spiritual leader has engaged in sexual misconduct? Or is it that he has been accused

Man Vs. Message: What We Can Learn From The Eddie Long Story

Ryan Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ryan Mack

Bishop Eddie Long's actions, as wrong as they could be or are, should not detract from his empowering messages.

Lessons From The Rev. Eddie Long Scandal: Some Historical Context

Wallace Best, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Wallace Best, Ph.D.

To my mind, one of the most important lessons is this: If your pastor drives a Bentley and wears a watch with a value equivalent to your annual salary, it is time for you to find another church.

Bishop Bling And The Gay Fling: Rev. Eddie Long's Downfall

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Wayne Besen

It was obvious that Bishop Bling's goal was to create a smokescreen to obscure the alleged gay fling. His tactic was to cast himself as a victim of a cruel world that was out to get him.

The Eddie Long Scandal: Betraying The Memory Of MLK

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
David A. Love

Bishop Long and his supporters would maintain that his reputation is being dragged through the mud. But his reputation was already muddied via his homophobia and corrupt bling theology.

The Protestant Clergy Sex Abuse Pattern

Valerie Tarico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Valerie Tarico

Egregious violations by Protestant clergy have failed to generate the same levels of outrage as the Catholic sex abuse scandal. Why?

Long Denies 'False Allegations,' Plans To Address Church

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service (RNS) Atlanta-area megachurch pastor Bishop Eddie Long has decried the "false allegations" lodged against hi...

Ted Haggard: Eddie Long Deserves Fair Hearing On Sex Allegations | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

The influential leader of an Atlanta megachurch accused of coercing young men in the church into having sex will speak to his congregation Sunday abou...